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  1. Some good calls in here and a few I haven't seen/read yet. Movie I haven't seen mentioned yet and I still like is Wag the Dog. Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 - re-read this last year and it really holds up. Could probably swap names and publish it again today.
  2. Bridging the gap between academic research and practical implementation on the ground is one of the great challenges of any academic. Kudos to her.
  3. Trump will get sick of his staff begging him to send out a non-apology that reaffirms that he believes in the intelligence community, so he'll tweet out some half-hearted nonsense to shut them up. He'll then give a pep rally to a bunch of white people in Kansas where he'll immediately contradict his tweet and ramble on about the Pakistani who downloaded Uranium One on a DNC server and then buried it somewhere, and that Putin's pretty great, while the crowd cheers. Then he'll pull out a kitten from his pants and force a child to strangle it, right there on stage, until it's still and lifeless. The Fake News Media will make a huge deal out of this, talk about it for days, his supporters will make fun of his detractors and retweet anti-kitten propaganda that originated on Sputnik, and then we'll move on to something else.
  4. This is a pretty solid way to ignore anything negative, because you can just create a hypothetical that's worse than present reality. "Yeah, Trump may have used illicit funds to pay off porn stars he nailed while his wife was pregnant, but Hillary would have had her killed!" I'm going to try this at work. "Yeah, I missed the meeting and my report's late, but at least you didn't hire Jack, who's probably an arsonist."
  5. "Of course, the whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost, if you *keep* it a *secret*! Why didn't you tell the world, EH?"
  6. Chris Wallace interviewing Putin, airing Monday. I think a lot of us who realize that Trump is a compromised, semi-literate, declining failure (at best) and who also know FOX News is a propaganda outlet for Trumpism also acknowledge Wallace is fairly reasonable. Let's see if he gives Putin's inevitable lies and denials the incredulousness they deserve, or if he swings wildly the other way.
  7. Goodlatte looks like he keeps naked dolls in his glove compartment. He also just incorrectly publicly told Strzok he was there under subpoena (he's not) and is grandstanding about Strzok not answering a question FBI counsel have told him not to answer. This isn't stupid at all.
  8. Another way to report this is "56% of respondents aren't better off financially, despite 2 years of super awesome Trumponomics." So, most people have either stagnated or gotten worse. This is fun.
  9. Almost finished with this and I was reminded of this woman. I totally forgot about her: